Global Country Spotlight: Asia~Iran (Persia)

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Iran – Statistics & Facts
Published by H. Plecher, Dec 6, 2017 statista.com

-Population


Iran Population 2019 (Demographics, Maps, Graphs) – World …
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Iranian diaspora
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia .wikipedia.org
“According to various sources, in 2010, there were an estimated between 2 to 4 million Iranians living abroad, mostly in North America, Europe, Persian Gulf States, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Australia and the broader Middle East.[7][8][9] Others estimate a lower number, of around two millions or less.[10] For the most part, they emigrated after the Iranian Revolution in 1979.[11]

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US & Iran Relations

Tulsi Gabbard Talks About The Reality Of IRAN

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U.S. troops describe ‘miraculous’ escape at Iraqi base attacked by Iran WORLD NEWSJANUARY 13, 2020 / 1:39 PM / UPDATED A DAY AGO reuters.com
“…“Who thinks they’re going to have ballistic missiles launched at them … and suffer no casualties?”

The Jan. 8 attack came hours after U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said the United States should expect retaliation over the U.S. killing of Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani in a drone strike in Iraq the previous week.

The killing raised fears of a new Middle East war, but the United States, Iraq and other countries with troops at the base said no one was hurt. U.S. military leaders have said that was thanks to commanders on the ground, not Tehran’s goodwill…”

Video: Missile hits Ukrainian airliner in midair over Iran (Full episode)

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RT America
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Rick Sanchez reports on a video, verified by the New York Times, purporting to show a surface-to-air rocket shooting down the Boeing 737 NG that crashed over Iran on Tuesday, killing all 176 people on board. Then Jamie Finch, former director of Government, Public and Family Affairs for NTSB shares his insights. (0:12) Economist and founder of Democracy at Work Prof. Richard Wolff discusses the bizarre economics of Washington’s military interventions. (11:02) Former chief UN weapons inspector Scott Ritter joins Rick Sanchez to weigh in on the Iran plane crash. (16:35) Plus, Ruben Navarrette, nationally syndicated columnist and host of the daily podcast “Navarrette Nation,” discusses the muddled state of US media. (20:32)

Iraqi prime minister says Qassem Soleimani was in Iraq to ‘discuss de-escalating tensions between Iran and Saudis’ when he was killed – and claims Trump had asked for help mediating talks after embassy attack By ARIEL ZILBER FOR DAILYMAIL.COM and ASSOCIATED PRESS and AFP

PUBLISHED: 19:44 EST, 5 January 2020 | UPDATED: 04:12 EST, 6 January 2020 dailymail.co.uk

“..Abdul Mahdi even told Iraq’s parliament that Trump thanked him for his efforts. He expressed disappointment that while the American president was grateful, he was also simultaneously planning an attack on Soleimani.

Soon after Trump made his request to Abdul Mahdi for mediation, US forces launched their drone strike on Friday killing Soleimani, the Iraqi leader was quoted as saying by National Public Radio.

Abdul Mahdi slammed the Americans on Sunday for what he called a ‘political assassination’ in targeting Soleimani.

Abdul Mahdi suggested that the Iranian military leader was in Baghdad as part of Iraqi-mediated negotiations with Iran’s main regional rival, Saudi Arabia.

He said that Soleimani was going to meet him on the same day that he was killed.

‘He came to deliver me a message from Iran, responding to the message we delivered from Saudi Arabia to Iran,’ Abdul Mahdi told The Washington Post.

The Iraqi leader did not provide any further details.

Tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia have been high since September, when Iran was blamed for an attack on Saudi oil facilities…”

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US payment of $1.7 billion to Iran made entirely in cash By Associated Press September 7, 2016 | 4:10am nypost.com

Iran abandons nuclear deal limits, after Trump tweets threats

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CBC News
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Iran says it would no longer abide by any of the limits of its 2015 nuclear deal, abandoning the accord’s key provisions that block Tehran from having enough material to build an atomic weapon.

Iran warns Israel, U.S. of ‘devastating revenge’ Reuters Videos 11 hours ago (9.24.18) yahoo.com
“.. The deputy head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards warns the U.S. and Israeli leaders to expect a “devastating” response from Tehran, accusing them of involvement in an attack on a military parade in the city of Ahvaz. Ryan Brooks reports. ..”

Western Leaders Set Stage for the Fall of Iran

Israeli News Live
Streamed live on Sep 22, 2018
Iran comes under Terrorist attack, according to Iranian officials this is a plan by Western leaders including Israel according to their narrative.

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almasdarnews.com/article/syrian-govt-accuses-us-coalition-of-evacuating-isis-from-deir-ez-zor/

rt.com/usa/439094-pompeo-venezuela-actions-pressure/

Expert: Iran Regime About to Collapse

U.S. Relations

MSNBC Pushed False Iranian Propaganda That 30 American Troops Were Killed In Missile Attack
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“…”They launched the first wave of attacks in revenge for Soleimani’s killing. We’re getting reports as you’ve just mentioned They have launched a second wave of attacks in the same vicinity. We’re also getting unconfirmed reports from state media saying that they have leveled Al-Assad base in Iraq and they have killed 30 U.S. troops. Now, Iran is saying that if there is any retaliation from the United States from these latest two attacks that they have launched by the IRGC directly, they will target all U.S. bases,” NBC’s Tehran Bureau Chief Ali Arouzi told MSNBC host Chris Hayes an hour after the Pentagon confirmed the attack.

The Pentagon’s press statement about the missile attack was released almost a full hour before MSNBC’s segment aired. The press statement did not mention any U.S. or Iraqi causalities from the attack…”

Iran state media claims 30 killed in missile strike — but no casualties reported by US or Iraq Published 24 hours ago on January 7, 2020By Bob Brigham rawstory.com/
“..The Iranian government “caught America off guard” with ballistic missile attacks at military bases in Iraq that house US troops — and Iranian state media are claiming to have killed 30 American service members, according to the Tehran bureau chief for NBC News. But Iraq’s military said it sustained no casualties and President Donald Trump said initial casualty assessments indicated “all is well”.

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Iranian Americans free to thrive in the U.S.
Home | News | Iranian Americans free to thrive in the U.S ir.usembassy.gov

Iranian Americans
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia en.wikipedia.org
“…Most Iranian Americans arrived in the United States after 1979, as a result of the Iranian Revolution and the fall of Persian monarchy, with over 40% settling in California, specifically Los Angeles. Unable to return to Iran, they have created many distinct ethnic enclaves such as Tehrangeles. The Iranian American community has become successful, with many becoming doctors, engineers, lawyers, and tech entrepreneurs.[12]

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-Current Political Situation

Why The US IS Waging War On Iran

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Qassem Soleimani and Iran’s Unique Regional Strategy
NOVEMBER 2018, VOLUME 11, ISSUE 10
Authors:
ALI SOUFAN ctc.usma.edu
“..The international community has taken note. The United Nations Security Council sanctions Soleimani for supporting terrorism and selling Iranian weapons overseas.14 The U.S. government brands him a nuclear proliferator, a supporter of terrorism, a human rights abuser, and a leading suspect in the 2011 plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the United States by bombing a Washington, D.C., restaurant.15 While most Americans and Europeans may never have heard the name Qassem Soleimani, their intelligence services might wish it came up less often.

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In August 1998, a few months into Soleimani’s tenure at the head of the Quds Force, Taliban forces swept into the northern Afghan city of Mazar-i Sharif, home to a substantial community of ethnic Hazaras—Farsi-speaking Shi`a Muslims. The Taliban initiated a brutal pogrom against members of the minority, trashing homes, raping women and girls, and massacring hundreds of Shi`a men and boys.29 Among the dead was a group of nine Iranians: eight diplomats and a journalist.30 At this naked provocation, factions on both sides turned white-hot for war; the IRGC’s overall commander at the time, Yahya Rahim Safavi, requested Supreme Leader Khamenei’s permission “for the punishment of the Taliban, to advance to Herat [a city in western Afghanistan], annihilate, punish, eliminate them.”31 Iran began massing an invasion force of almost a quarter-million soldiers along the Afghan border. Reportedly, it was Soleimani who stepped in and defused the situation without resorting to further violence. Instead of confronting the Taliban directly, Soleimani opted to throw increased Iranian support behind the opposition Northern Alliance, personally helping to direct the group’s operations from a base across Afghanistan’s northern border in Tajikistan.32 It was a model of proxy warfare to which he would return again and again.

In the months after 9/11, Soleimani saw an opportunity to defeat the Taliban once and for all by unconventional means—namely, cooperation with the United States. Early in the war, he directed Iranian diplomats to share intelligence on Taliban military positions with their U.S. counterparts. The Americans, in return, told the Iranians what they knew about an al-Qa`ida fixer hiding out in eastern Iran.

For a brief moment, it seemed as if this contact might lead to a more general thawing of relations between Iran and the country its leaders refer to as the “Great Satan.” Indeed, back in Tehran, behind closed doors, Soleimani was pronouncing himself “pleased with [the] cooperation,” and musing at the highest political levels that “maybe it’s time to rethink our relationship with the Americans.”34

This cooperation came to an abrupt halt in January 2002, however, after President George W. Bush used his State of the Union address to throw the book at Iran, branding it a nuclear proliferator, an exporter of terrorism, a repressive state, and part of an “Axis of Evil.” Soleimani, predictably, was apoplectic, and canceled future meetings with the Americans—a huge setback.35

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The real story (no BS) behind the US attack on Iran (full show)

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A world-renowned panel of experts joins Rick Sanchez for this special on the act of war that was the US’s assassination of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani. University of Tehran Professor Mohammed Marandi gives us the latest from Iran, while Congressman Ron Paul discusses the military-industrial complex. Former UN Weapons inspector John Ritter, Grayzone editor Max Blumenthal, former US diplomat Jim Jatras, NRS Special Correspondent Michele Greenstein, and Boom Bust host Christy Ai discuss why this attack occurred and..”

Defense Stocks Lockheed Martin, Northrop, Raytheon Rally After U.S. Kills Top Iranian Commander MICHAEL LARKIN04:06 PM ET 01/03/2020 investors.com
“…Defense stocks rallied Friday following the U.S. airstrike that killed Iran’s most powerful military commander, raising the risks of serious escalation with Tehran.

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Raytheon Wins $758M Deal to Produce AMRAAM Weapon System
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ZacksJanuary 3, 2020 finance.yahoo.com
“..In recent times, missile defense plays a pivotal role in a nation’s defense strategy due to increasing geo-political tensions across the globe. With regard to the United States, the nation’s latest cross-border tiffs with Russia and North Korea have prompted the government to spend copiously on missiles.

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Iran Responds To Trump’s Attack

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Iran has responded to being attacked by the United States. Cenk Uygur, John Iadarola, and Ana Kasparian, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. MORE TYT: https://tyt.com/trial

Timeline: How The U.S. Came To Strike And Kill A Top Iranian General January 4, 20207:00 AM ET npr.org

Statement From Assistant to the Secretary of Defense Jonathan Hoffman DEC. 29, 2019
defense.gov
“…In response to repeated Kata’ib Hizbollah (KH) attacks on Iraqi bases that host Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR) coalition forces, U.S. forces have conducted precision defensive strikes against five KH facilities in Iraq and Syria that will degrade KH’s ability to conduct future attacks against OIR coalition forces.

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Pompeo hits out at Iran after deadly US strikes in Iraq and Syria

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Ripple Effects

1 US service member, 2 DOD contractors killed in terror attack on US base in Kenya Good Morning America January 5, 2020, 2:14 PM CST yahoo.com
“..1 US service member, 2 DOD contractors killed in terror attack on US base in Kenya originally appeared on abcnews.go.com

One U.S. service member and two American Department of Defense contractors were killed in a terror attack on a military base in Kenya that houses some U.S. military personnel. The Somali terror group al-Shabab has claimed responsibility for the attack that Kenyan authorities said had been repelled with four militants killed in the fighting.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of our teammates who lost their lives today,” U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander of U.S. Africa Command, said in a statement Sunday afternoon. “As we honor their sacrifice, let’s also harden our resolve. Alongside our African and international partners, we will pursue those responsible for this attack and al-Shabaab who seeks to harm Americans and U.S. interests.”..”

-Iranian Americans

Prominent Iranian-Americans ir.usembassy.gov

Why Are There So Many Iranians In Los Angeles? [Becoming Iranian-American, Pt. 1] | AJ+

Iranian In L.A.: More Than Just A Stereotype [Becoming Iranian-American, Pt. 2] | AJ+

Between Iranian And American [Becoming Iranian-American, Pt. 3] | AJ+

-2020 News

Iranian-American watches U.S.-Iran conflict from different perspective
by Kyle HarveySunday, January 5th 2020 kutv.com
“..People across the world reacted differently to the American offensive. Enormous crowds for Soleimani’s funeral procession chanted threats toward the United States and Iran vowed to retaliate.

Still, others thought differently.

“Many Iranians don’t like Soleimani as well,” Barkesseh said. “In fact, they’re relieved of his death.”

Having said that, Barkesseh struggles to accept the American action.

“Assassinating a very powerful foreign official — it just crosses a line,” he said. “Iranians are sick of the American intervention.”..”

Billy Graham – Is the handwriting on the wall, America?

Thousands in Iran Find Jesus Through Internet Evangelism billygraham.org.uk
“..“This is an Islamic country!”

Over the past few days, news and social media have been flooded with reports of unrest in Iran. The images we see involve thousands taking to the streets in protest at their government, whilst thousands more march in support.

Billy Graham wrote a short excerpt about Iran in his book, Just as I am.

On our return to the United States, we had a stopover in Tehran, the capital of Iran, where I visited the shah. As I stepped out of the car at the hotel afterward, I was surrounded by an angry group of students. Why, they wondered, had I, a well-known Christian, gone to see the shah? I did not know much about religion in Iran; I did know, though, that in addition to Islam there were still some Nestorians in the country, survivors of an ancient form of Christianity dating back many centuries. ..”

Bible

Iran in the Bible: The Forgotten Story | Presented by Our Daily Bread Films

Churches

Pastor Hormoz Shariat, Ph.D.- “The Billy Graham of Iran” – YouTube

History

How Iran Threw the World’s Greatest Party In a Desert

Travel

WALKING STREETS OF IRAN 🇮🇷 (Met Local Girl)

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Iran Attacks Oil Tankers…Truth or Fiction?

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“..Sounds like another Gulf of Tonkin lie to me…”

Pray for Peace

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Pray for World Peace ~ USA and Iran Tensions

“Improved Prospects for U.S-Iran Relations

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The Dole Institute of Politics
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The Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas hosted former U.S. Rep. Jim Slattery, D-Kan., where he gave a talk on his recent trip to Iran, hope for successful nuclear talks and a crucial people-to-people aspect of U.S.-Iran relations. Called the Abrahamic dialogue, it encourages interfaith dialogue and reconciliation between the two countries.

The program entitled: “Improved Prospects for U.S-Iran Relations” focused on U.S.-Iran relations.

“As current tension over a U.S.-Iran nuclear agreement continues,” said Dole Institute Director Bill Lacy, “we are fortunate that Mr. Slattery’s recent visit to Iran and his work with other organizations can inform us on new perspectives for peacekeeping in this region of the world.”

President of Iran to Pope Francis: “Pray for me”

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ROME REPORTS in English
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Weather

🇮🇷 Iran’s Water Crisis | People & Power

Worship Music

Our God by Dariush& Marya Farsi Iranian Persian Christian Worship Song موسيقي مسيحي

What the Media Won’t Tell You About Iran

Rick Steves’ Iran
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